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Abnormal Pap Tests: What They Mean & What Happens Next
An abnormal Pap doesn’t necessarily mean HPV or cancer. Here’s what a Pap can detect and what the next steps are depending on your results.
Six Common HPV Vaccine Myths Debunked
From age requirements to rare side effects, women’s health nurse practitioners share the facts on the vaccine that guards against cervical cancer and more.
Why Blood Transfusions for People with Cancer Are Necessary
Blood donations help support life-saving treatments, such as chemotherapy. A hematologist-oncologist and transfusion medicine specialist explain how you can help.
What Causes Erectile Dysfunction and How to Prevent and Treat It
Erectile dysfunction is more common than you might think. Here’s what to know about the causes, risk factors, and treatment options.
How to Create Long-Lasting Resolutions, According to Dietitians
Two Jefferson registered dietitians discuss how to establish and maintain sustainable lifestyle changes for the new year and beyond.
Seasonal Affective Disorder: Tips for Brightening Your Mood on Shorter, Dark Days
Daily light therapy from a tabletop light box and walks in bright winter sunshine lead the way in relieving seasonal affective disorder—even during the COVID-19 pandemic.
How to Manage Your Weight during Holidays and Celebrations
A registered dietitian offers ways to create ideal food environments and tips on keeping mindfulness at the forefront so you can enjoy celebrations while sticking to your healthy eating habits.
Here’s How You Can Survive & Enjoy the Holidays While Pregnant
A Jefferson Health midwife explains the impacts of stress on pregnancy and simple techniques you can use to make your days stress-free.
Eight Tips to Help Support Sobriety at Social Gatherings
From making small suggestions, to focusing on your overall well-being, a psychiatrist explains how to navigate social gatherings when sober.
Getting Through the Holidays as a Member of the LGBTQ+ Community
If you’re worried about going home for the holidays, here’s how to deal with negative comments and cope in healthy ways.
How Do You Know If You Have GERD?
A gastroenterologist shares steps to identifying and managing the symptoms of acid reflux, as well as potential triggers.